The Eleventh Hour Volunteers are amazing people who give their time, love and support to a patient that is actively dying. There are many people who have no one and are scared to die alone. The Eleventh Hour Volunteer eases the patients fear and holds a sacred space for transition.
This volunteer may be asked to give respite to the family. The family needs to take care of themselves during this difficult time and may not want to leave their loved one. The Eleventh Hour Volunteer gives the family permission to leave, take a nap, eat, cry, shower, etc.
If they family choose to stay, the Eleventh Hour Volunteer can encourage the family to tell stories and remember (if appropriate). The Eleventh Hour Volunteer is a support to the family and does his/her best to make sure the families needs are met.
The Eleventh Hour Volunteer will have close contact and good communication with the hospice team.
The Eleventh Hour Volunteer is a special soul who honors life during death.
There is addition training for the Eleventh Hour Volunteer.
Be comfortable around death.
To ensure that all volunteers are equipped for the challenge of working with the dying, we require all volunteers to:
* Fill out and provide all required documentation
* Pass a background check
* Pass a drug test
* Pass a TB test
* Provide current car insurance
* Provide current Identification
This opportunity will change your life, be a candle in someones dark world
- Hospice Care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 20
- Orientation or Training
- One to 3 times a month
- Be able to volunteer anytime,retired couples encourged to volunteer